bi-color abstract, a dog pointing upward

Pointer

In case you have trouble “seeing” the Pointer, here’s a guide to what I see:
poiinter, guideThe head is red, the body green, and the long, outstretched tail yellow. He’s standing in something like weeds, pointing left and upward with his nose.

I am beginning to wonder if it only takes some imagination and creativity to find interesting things– even beautiful things–all around us.

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What the camera saw:
pointer, as shot

I took this because of the texture and shape. I thought something interesting might happen, but was not expecting anything this definite. As usual for making a bi-color “Duet,” I used the Threshold tool in GIMP, which turns every pixel in an image either black or white, depending on whether it is lighter or darker than some value. To my surprise, I found the Pointer waiting for me. Of course, it was then strictly black and white, and I added the purple tint for mood.

What a bystander would see:
pointer, bystander photo

This is just a spot of sun on the pet cover for the ottoman in my living room (on a different day).

For the original photo, as soon as I took an interest in this spot, the cat insisted on being in the spotlight and kept getting in the way. (It IS one of her favorite spots.) After several tries, I managed a cat-free photo, but it wasn’t worth bothering her for this one.

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